Friday night, five vehicles in total were involved in a massive collision at the intersection of Keyworth and Park Heights Avenues. Two people from the crash were ejected from their vehicles and four others were injured. The two who were ejected are in critical condition. It is unknown if the severity of the accident caused them to be ejected, or if it was a lack of seatbelt use. The four others who were injured only suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Based on witness statements, the cause of the crash appears to be as speeding vehicle that ran a red light and hit another vehicle, which then ran over a pedestrian after being forced over the center line. This second vehicle then hit another vehicle, which then led to a fifth vehicle flipping over and trapping the people inside. People nearby who witnessed the crash tried to rescue occupants in the vehicle, but they were not able to help. First responders and other emergency personnel eventually arrived and helped pull these people to safety.
This accident is just another example showing how dangerous it is to speed when driving. The consequences can be life-threatening, especially when you are speeding and running red lights at a major intersection. Seatbelt use is another important issue that could also have played a role in the severity of some of the injuries in this crash. Seatbelts save lives; it is that simple. When you are wearing your seatbelt when in a vehicle, and you are involved in an accident, you are more likely than not going to be protected from fatal injuries. It does not make sense to risk your life by choosing not to wear your seatbelt.
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